EY Cyber Defense Domain Architect in Alpharetta, Georgia

Cyber Defense Domain Architect

Core Business Services

Requisition # UNI00B7X

Post Date 4 days ago

Join our Core Business Services (CBS) team and you will help support the important business enablement functions that keep our organization running strong. As a CBS professional, you will work across teams to provide the knowledge, resources and tools that help EY deliver exceptional quality service to our clients, win in the marketplace and support EY’s growth and profitability. Major teams within CBS include Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Enterprise Support Services, Brand Marketing and Communications, Business Development, Knowledge and Risk Management.

With so many offerings, you have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

Job summary:

The role of the Security Architecture Cyber Defense Domain Architect is designed to directly support the Global Lead for Security Architecture within Information Security. This role will serve in an individual contributor capacity with strong collaboration with other Security Domain & Solution Architects. Security domains include: Data Security, Endpoint/Server Security, Application/Platform Security, Network/Infrastructure Security, and Vulnerability/Security Management. The domain architect is expected to provide thought leadership at an enterprise level in the are of Cyber Defense and more specifically, will define conceptual approaches and architectures to challenging security problems and needs. Domain architects are expected to serve as the initial intake for new security projects and concepts and initiate delivery of new security technology solutions. Domain architects will provide the foundational direction for projects/concepts that will be delivered by Security Solution Architects. Domain Architects will be expected to serve as an escalation point for the Security Solution architect where necessary.

This role requires a keen ability to problem solve across both technical and non-technical security areas. Requirements will eminate from higher level direction set by organizational and business strategy, from key stakeholders/customers, and from the Domain Architect him-/her-self. Development of key security architectural artifacts including security visions, conceptual architectures, conceptual operate models, and reference architectures is expected. The Domain Architect will be expected to provide critical direction and thought leadership within the organization and will partake in recurring security service review sessions, designed to measure, enhance and mature technologies within the secuirty technology catalogue. Customer service & relationship management are critical aspects to this role given the importance of understanding the direction of the enterprise as well as needs associated with the Cyber Defense Operations team.

Key responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Provide security thought leadership at an enterprise level

  • Establish and document security visions, directions, and approaches

  • Provide architecture consulting & guidance to project teams and other areas of the organization

  • New Security Service blueprinting/framing

  • Track and monitor security product landscape, specific to relevant security technologies and vendors

  • Aid in critical decision-making for in-house security services (e.g., technology/service ever-greening, directional shifts in technology, technology/service sunsetting)

  • Perform and document security research with the potential for architectural modeling & prototyping of solution options

  • Manage technology standard lifecycle for related technologies

  • Liase with Security Strategy in an effort to deliver on key business and organizational objectives

  • Serve as an escalation point for Security Solution architects

  • Development of conceptual security architectures

  • Development of conceptual operate models

  • Development of reference architectures

  • Development of security technology standards

Analytical/decision making responsibilities:

Individuals in this role must be well versed and educated in common Information Security practices and the CISSP domains, as well as possess general Information Technology experience. They must be able to leverage these experiences and education to identify opportunities for improvement in the firm’s present information security architecture relevant to their respective domains. While sole decision-making opportunities around the use or direction of security technologies will not exist, it is expected that the individual will make crucial recommendations that are well-thought out, justifiable, and trusted.

Further, individuals must be able to meld key tenets of information security, through policy and best practices, to the IT strategies to develop technical security strategies that properly align. It is anticipated that Security Architects will work through their leadership to gain an understanding and perspective on emerging IT strategy as part of these efforts.

Supervision responsibilities:

Although this role is an individual contributor role, it requires significant cross-teaming across the various Security Domain Architects along with Security Solution Architects. The candidate must have the ability and willingness to lead by example and in partnership with their team.

Desired knowledge/skills:

Individuals in this role must demonstrate an ability to think beyond standard constructs, in a creative, yet grounded fashion. This role requires significant experience in not only the Information Security arena, but also wider IT organization. The individual must demonstrate confidence and decisiveness in helping to set direction and must exhibt self-awareness in terms of both areas of strength as well as weakness. Opportunities to collaborate and lean on others will be plentiful, but by the same token, the individual must possess the ability to quickly become near-subject-matter-experts in areas where he or she is less-familiar or experienced. This role requiest significant dexterity due to the ever-changing world of technology and the dynamic nature of EY / EY Technology.

Understanding and value for the end customer is critical. This role requires experience in client-service relationships and an appreciation for the voice of the customer.

Individuals in this role must have significant experience presenting to and developing written collateral/artifacts for executive and leadership levels within an organization. Domain Architects are expected to possess exceptional communication skills and keen awareness and appreciation for his/her audience.

Desired experience:

  • Experience developing security architectures (ranging from conceptual to target architecture design)

  • Experience developing strategies/visions/other compelling thought pieces

  • Familiarity in the development of operate models

  • Wide array of technology experience (ranging from system/application development to operations/engineering to architecture)

  • Ideally, the individual within this role will have held a wide array of roles within an IT organization

  • Cloud experience/exposure -- particularly with regard to Microsoft cloud service offerings (e.g., O365 architecture) and Azure

  • Experience in IT or security organizations supporting mobile or "disconnected" workforce

  • Experience at a network level, including knowledge of cloud architectures and capabilities as well as various infrastructure platforms such as telecom, network, management/monitoring, DNS, virtualization, and wireless are all a plus

Travel requirements < 10%

E ducation:

  • Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, CyberSecurity, or related field of study.


  • 12+ years of experience in IT or related field; 10+ years of experience in an architecture or engineering capacity; Direct information security experience is highly favorable, but not required

While none of the below items are required, they are preferred:


  • CISM

  • SANS Certifications including: GSEC, ECSA, ECSP, Security+ Familiarity/experience with SABSA methodology